sunny and pretty

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User: claireBGC - 5/19/2009

Location: Pedernales Falls - 5.5 Mile Loop

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A


We started off from the beach access point and walked along the river to the trammel crossing, instead of at the normal trailhead.  The beach is really beautiful and had some great places to just hang out.  The hike was easy once you get past the first hill, but a couple of people in the group I was in slipped on the ashpalt/gravel path in the steep parts.  There are some great views of the hill country, and some very pretty fields of wildflowers and cactus, but large parts of the trail are surrounded by cedar breaks and are just a little boring.

Overall, a nice, relaxing hike.  It was very sunny and there's very little shade on this very wide path, so we were all hot and tired by the end of it.  Looping back to the river and just cooling off and sitting in the sun was a nice way to end the day. 

Area around Pedernales Falls - 5.5 Mile Loop